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    Senior Member bmwrider's Avatar
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    does anyone do sleeping bag to TQ conversions

    I am looking for someone to do the conversion for me, I know UKhammocks does it but the shipping over seas would be big bucks

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    Good Question! I was thinking of asking the same thing! I have a down bag but no sewing skillzz!

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    Quote Originally Posted by philszone95 View Post
    Good Question! I was thinking of asking the same thing! I have a down bag but no sewing skillzz!
    I had no sewing skills (except a home ec course in elementary school) before I constructed my two bridge hammocks.

    In other words, learning how is not that hard if you make the effort to do so.

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    I have done mine, but the results, though functional, are less than professional...

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrianWillan View Post
    I had no sewing skills (except a home ec course in elementary school) before I constructed my two bridge hammocks.

    In other words, learning how is not that hard if you make the effort to do so.

    I barely have time to get out into the woods! I don't want to waste that time sewing

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    The conversion is pretty simple, especially if you are not trying to recover any down. Just mark where you want the seams, sew two rows of seam about ½" apart from each other, then cut between the seams. Either roll a hem or add grosgrain for edging. All done, quick and easy. Now, if you want to recover the down from the removed portion of your bag, that is another story.

    This was one on my first major DIY projects and the seams are less than perfect, but very functional. This is what mine looked like after completion:





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    I could be wrong but I suspect most of the down could be shaken into the middle part of the bag before stitching. That would leave little left to try to recover.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nothermark View Post
    I could be wrong but I suspect most of the down could be shaken into the middle part of the bag before stitching. That would leave little left to try to recover.
    That was my original plan with my conversion, but the way the baffles were spaced and the location of the seams on the bag prevented that. I recoverd the down from the zipper draft tube and the hood and made a pillow and a Black Rock Clone Hat out of it. On other designed bags, that is the best solution.

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    Can you post photos of your bag? I could probably do it for you.
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    What conversion? I just open the zipper and leave it open. Works for me.
    I may be slow... But I sure am gimpy.

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